Jim and Jackie Stradtner Donate $150,000 to SU’s Environmental Science Program

August 17, 2021 7 AM

James T. Stradtner, former Chair of Stevenson University’s Board of Trustees, and his wife Jackie have donated $150,000 to the university’s Bachelor of Science program in Environmental Science. The gift will be used to support internship and career development opportunities for students in the Environmental Science program.

“Jim and Jackie have an abiding dedication to our students’ success and a long record of service to the university,” said Elliot Hirshman, Ph.D., President of Stevenson University. “We are grateful for their generosity as well as their commitment to Stevenson’s mission to give students a strong career direction through internships and other professional development experiences.”

“Jackie and I have long supported our passion for education and healthcare but this was a unique opportunity for us to focus on environmental issues which have become of paramount importance to all of us,” Stradtner said.

James Stradtner has served as a member of the university’s Board of Trustees for 19 years—four years as Board Chair—and was recently reelected to the Board after retiring as Board Chair in 2019. During his tenure as Chair from 2015 to 2019, he oversaw the most recent presidential search and participated in numerous decisions that have helped to elevate and shape Stevenson to its current standing, including the name change from Villa Julie College to Stevenson University, the expansion of the athletics program, and the development of the Owings Mills and Owings Mills North campuses.

A former partner with Alex. Brown and Sons and current managing partner of Century Private Investments, Stradtner—along with his wife, Jackie—remains deeply involved in the community, supporting a variety of educational and healthcare initiatives. In addition to his service on the Stevenson Board, he is a member of the board of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center and the Center for a Healthy Maryland.

Originally founded in 1947 a Villa Julie College, Stevenson University serves more than 2,700 undergraduate students at its campus in Owings Mills, Md., as well as students in the university’s new Doctor of Psychology program and approximately 1,000 online graduate and bachelor’s students through Stevenson University Online. Stevenson is dedicated to creating connections to careers, a supportive community, and exceptional experiences in and out of the classroom to foster students’ academic, social, and professional success.